|Also known as Plantained-leaved Sedge|
|Seersucker Sedge massed in Peter and Jasmin Gentling's garden|
|male and female flowers on a sedge in my garden|
|Male and female flowers on Seersucker Sedge|
|I'll clip off the old leaves|
Seersucker Sedge is found growing in meadows and rich woods in the Eastern USA from Minnesota to Maine and south to Alabama and Georgia (Zones 4-8). An evergreen plant with showy foliage, it makes a great texture plant for moist shady places. It will slowly spread to make a nice ground cover; you can speed that process along by dividing your plants every couple of years. Although, the purplish/black flowers aren't showy, they are interesting when back lit by the setting sun. A very low maintenance plant requires only the removal of the dead leaves in late winter.
|Photo by Jacqueline Donnelly (her blog)|
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Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.